Kings Canyon National Park: Tips and Packing List

“In the vast Sierra wilderness, far to the southward of the famous Yosemite Valley, there is yet a grander valley of the same kind. It is situated on the south fork of the Kings River, above the most extensive groves and forests of the giant sequoia, and beneath the shadows of the highest mountains in…

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Natural Hot Springs: How-to Guide and Packing List

Visiting natural hot springs is awesome. Being able to relax in a natural hot tub after a long day of hiking is a perfect way to soothe sore muscles and remove the stress of regular life. Plus all the minerals in the water are amazing for your skin! While once hidden gems and known to…

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Heat Exhaustion Survival Guide

Heat exhaustion is no joke. It can quickly ruin your day and thwart your plans for adventure, and if not tended to immediately, can lead to much, much worse things, including comas. Brain damage. Death. Well, I have experienced heat exhaustion while hiking in Badlands National Park and it super sucks. But when handled properly,…

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